Running with Sherman : the donkey with the heart of a hero

Title
Running with Sherman : the donkey with the heart of a hero

Author
McDougall, Christopher, 1962- author.

ISBN
9781524732363
 
9780525433255

Edition
First Edition.

Physical Description
333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Abstract
"When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body, but to heal his mind as well. It turns out, the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing -- a unique type of race out west where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days -- and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado. Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community"-- Provided by publisher.

Subject
Sherman (Donkey)
 
Human-animal relationships -- United States.
 
Pack burro racing -- United States.
 
Donkeys -- Training -- United States.


LibraryCollectionMaterial TypeCall NumberStatus
Hildale BranchAdult Non-fictionAdult Non-fiction636.182 McDougallChecked In
Washington BranchAdult Non-fictionAdult Non-fiction636.182 McDougallChecked In